QP end away days with draw
Spiders all ready to return to Hampden
Q u e e n ’s P a r k g a f f e r G u s MacPherson insists his side should have won Saturday’s encounter with Annan Atheltic.
The match ended in a 0-0 draw and although both teams missed chances, Queen’s had the majority of them.
And the former St Mirren boss was in no doubt that his team should have ended their last match at Exclesior with three points: “No one could argue about that. Especially the second half, we changed one or two little things and we created two or three really good chances, but we didn’t take them. You can’t be too tough on the players though, you’ve just got to accept that’s football and you move on.
“There’s not been many games this season where we’ve drawn and we’ve came out and said ‘we should have won that game’. We dominated for long periods of the game. There were plenty of positives to take from it, it was just a frustration that we didn’t get the three points. “
The 0-0 draw against Annan signified Queen’s last match at Airdrie’s Excelsior stadium. They will get back to playing at Hampden against Clyde on Saturday, January 3.
Gus added: “Everyone is excited to be going back to Hampden, I’ve never managed Queen’s Park there. The expectations are different now from when I first came in, so we’ve got to make sure that the players know what they’re going in to. They’re excited by it as well and it’ll be interesting to see how we handle a completely different playing environment.”
Before that however Queen’s will take a trip to Shielfield Park to face Berwick Rangers this Saturday (December 27). Darren Miller and Shaun Fraser are suspended for the game and Gus knows it will be a tough trip.
He added: “We’ll certainly go down there and try and get the three points but this is one of the toughest places to go in the league.
“They have a decent home record, I would say they’re one of the better teams in the league. They’ve been a little bit disrupted because of injuries they picked up during the first half of the season. We’ve got a good record away from home this year though so we’ve got to look at our positives.” Queen’s Park ended their last game at Airdrionians’Excelsior Stadium with a 0-0 draw against Annan Athletic.
QP dominated the early stages of the game, although they almost found themselves a goal down on 19 minutes after Weatherson found the side netting with a header.
Although QP had the majority of the play in the first half, Annan should have scored after 42 minutes as McColm shot wide with only the keeper to beat.
Queen’s passed up a great chance on 63 minutes. McElroy gained possession on the edge of the box and narrowly shot wide.
The game ended in a scoreless draw.
QUEEN’S PARK: Muir, Rooney, Quinn, Wharton, Gibson, McVey (Berry 62), Miller, Woods (McPherson 85), Fraser, McElroy (Fotheringham 71), Carter.